Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A songbird (Lullula arborea) of Europe, northern Africa, and the Middle East, having brownish plumage and a short tail and noted for its melodious song.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A European lark, Atauda arborea, of more decidedly arboreal habits than the skylark, to which it is closely related.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A lark, Lullula arborea, the only member of the genus Lullula.

Etymologies

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wood +‎ lark

Examples

  • They will remove small pine that, if left, would swamp the open heath and drive out scarce wildlife such as woodlark, common lizard and a range of attractive butterflies and moths, including the stately Emperor moth.

    Express & Star

  • Peter Szöke, on his bizarre record The Unknown Music of Birds, slows down woodlark song and makes a soloist from the Budapest opera sing it so beautifully that I weep to hear it.

    A Year on the Wing

  • The tailor drove quietly to church, and the princess was married to him at once, and he lived with her as happy as a woodlark.

    Household Tales

  • A few late blackberries hung down over the grassy bank, and a woodlark sang behind the fence; it might almost have been summer.

    The Grey King

  • A few late blackberries hung down over the grassy bank, and a woodlark sang behind the fence; it might almost have been summer.

    The Grey King

  • "I have to admit something to you, young Keisha, " he said at last, after they'd both listened to a woodlark sing until it flew off.

    Owlsight

  • Because many birds which become silent about Midsummer, reassume their notes in September; as the thrush, blackbird, woodlark, willow-wren,

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 17, No. 475, February 5, 1831

  • It sounds like a college fraternity but really means, "My woodlark, what is your name?"

    The Cruise of the Kawa

  • The maiden laughed, a merry laughter like the lilt of a woodlark.

    Masters of the Guild

  • The warm southern winds were full of their warbling -- beccafico, loriot, merle, citronelle, woodlark, nightingale, -- every tree, copse and tuft of grass held a tiny minstrel.

    Masters of the Guild

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